A Jersey City man was charged with impersonating a Bayonne police officer twice this month: once for providing false information about a wanted suspect and the other for falsely requesting backup from the Jersey City Police Department, authorities said.
James Post, 52, of Jersey City, was charged with two counts of impersonating a police officer – once on March 5th and again on March 21st – as well as for creating false public alarms in connection to the latter incident, Police Capt. Eric Amato said.
Post was taken into custody at about 3:26 p.m. yesterday from Linden Street in Bayonne on two warrants issued for his arrest for two incidents involving impersonating a police officer.
On March 5th at approximately 9:43 p.m., and again on March 21st at about 10:07 p.m., a man, later identified a Post, placed phone calls to the Bayonne Police Communication
Center stating that he was a police officer.
His call on March 5th involved him providing false information regarding a wanted person and the second call involved him requesting backup assistance for the Jersey City Police
Department, prompting an immediate response for assistance from the Bayonne Police Department.
That request was soon determined to be false and an investigation led to Post being charged with impersonating a police officer and creating false public alarms, authorities said.